The best Washington ski area for a reason

by: rocubr - Feb 16, 2011

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 2
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: terrain, fast lifts, large, RFID tickets

    Cons: crowds, parking, in a snow shadow sometimes

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Dec 1, 2010

Full review

Crystal has the most expansive selection of terrain for experts. It is the largest ski area in Washington and very well developed. The lifts are fast and usually don't have nightmarish lines, and the vast terrain absorbs large crowds. However, usually you have to either walk to the Ski area or catch a shuttle from the parking lot, which can take a while. This is made up for by the speedy RFID tickets and the great terrain. If you come on a bluebird day, you might get a great view of Mt. Rainier.